Lindal & Marton Primary School

LAMPS is a popular and successful non-denominational school in the village of Lindal-in-Furness. The school retained its cherished “Outstanding School” status at its latest Ofsted inspection in December 2011. The staff, governors and pupils at LAMPS are proud of our family ethos, and we value the opportunity to welcome you to our school.

LAMPS offers a safe, caring environment, and provides a wealth of learning opportunities that ensures that each child develops socially, academically and emotionally. We are confident that you will find a community where standards of behaviour and respect for others are given the highest priority; where every child is encouraged to strive to achieve their best, and above all an environment where children are happy and eager to learn. If you have not already done so, you are very welcome to visit the school by arrangement.

Learning, Ambition, Motivation and Perseverance lead to Success.

Contact us
Telephone/Fax

01229 462710

E-mail

admin@lindalmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

Address

Pit Lane, Lindal-in-Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0NB

Headteacher

Mrs F. Doran

Featured Events

Visit our Events Calendar for all events.

Hello! We are Linda and Martin, and we'd like to welcome you to our school.

Special Thank You

I would like to say a special thank you to Mr and Mrs Brettle.  They came to school on Sunday last week with a small group of friends to prepare the garden ready for our next project.  Playdale will soon be installing a climbing frame for the children and, in order to keep the cost of the project within our budget, Mr and Mrs Brettle volunteered to help us carry out some groundwork.  We did hit a few problems, one in the form of a buried crazy paving surface which resulted in a two-hour job taking all day and a great deal of heavy lifting.  There was no giving up though and, after a lot of sweat and effort, they got the job done.  We are very grateful for their time and by giving up their Sunday to help us, we have saved a significant amount of money that can now be spent on a tyre hopscotch trail to accompany the new climbing frame.  Thank you so much!!!

 

Harvest Afternoon Tea

Harvest Tea for grandparents will take place on Tuesday afternoon from 1:30pm.  We will not be able to open the door until 1:15pm as we will need this time after lunch to set up the hall.  The children will perform the same songs and poems as those presented in church this afternoon.  If any grandparents would like to take their grandchild home early then please just let their class teacher know.

 

The School Council will be preparing sandwiches for the afternoon but we would really appreciate it if you could donate some cakes for the event.  If you are able to bake (or buy) cakes, these could be brought in on Tuesday morning.  Thank you for your continued support.  

 

Parents Evening

Our Parents’ Evenings will be held on the Monday and Tuesday evening in the first week back after half term.  Next week there will be lists in the entrance hall for you to sign next to your preferred time.  If you do not come into school because your child is older or attends Breakfast and After School Club then please ask your child to sign for you or contact Mrs Gallagher in the office.

 

For children in Year 4/5/6, you will meet with the class teacher who teaches your child for English and Maths.  If your child has two different teachers for English and maths then please sign the sheet for the teacher who also has them for Topic lessons.

 

Friends AGM

The Friends AGM has been arranged for Friday 2nd November, 3:15pm and will take place in school.  The children will be supervised in a classroom whilst adults discuss past and future events.  We would love to see as many parents there as possible to share ideas on ways to fundraise and, more importantly, what the funds should be spent on.

 

Achievements

English

Mathematics

Dojo (merit)

Reading Raffle

Handwriting

Samuel Rixom

Abigail Hope

Thomas Long

Samuel Rixom

Jessica Ellis

Ethan Bravery-Matheson

Joey Coates

Samuel Heap

Mya Dobson

Orna Lett

Lewis Walker

Imogen Bravery-Matheson

Sam Doyle

Sam Powell

Daniel Marshall

Maisy Mckenzie-Netherwood

 

 

 

Diary Dates

These are useful dates for your diary that will be added to each week.  More information about each event will be provided nearer the time.

 

Date
Event
16-10-18
Harvest Afternoon Tea for grandparents, 1:30pm
17-10-18
Big Bang event, Furness College, 1:30pm – Class 3 & Class 4
19-10-18
Class 1 – village walk, 9am
19-10-18
Tag Rugby Comp, Dowdales 1-3pm, selected pupils
19-10-18
Finish for half term break
29-10-18
Return to school
29-10-18
Parents’ Evening
30-10-18
Parents’ Evening

 

Ladies Fashion Show and Pop Up Shop!
Lindal Ladies Charity Group have ordganised another fashion show to be held at Buccleuch Hall. These have proved very popular events in the past and they help the Ladies raise funds which are shared out to various local groups and organisations including our school. The Fashion Show takes place at the hall on Monday 15th October with doors opening at 7pm. If you would like tickets then these can be purchased from Lynne Satterthwaite.

Harvest Festival – St Peter’s Church, Lindal
Next Friday our children will be presenting prayers and poems in St Peter’s Church for Harvest. The service will begin at 1:30pm. Unfortunately myself and Mrs Lawson are on a training day so we will not be attending. We are therefore appealing to some parents to help walk the children down to the church with staff to ensure the safety of the children. If you are able to come to school at 1pm and do this, then please let myself or Mrs Gallagher know. As usual we will be asking the children to bring in donations of food that the church will take to The Food Bank. The Food Bank are currently in need of tea, coffee, jam, sponge puddings, tinned fruit and UHT fruit juice.

Harvest Afternoon Tea
We are holding our annual Harvest Afternoon Tea for Grandparents on Tuesday 16th October. Due to the small size of our hall and the space available, this will be a ticketed event. We have 50 tickets with only 1 ticket per child given initially and these will be available via Parentmail from Tuesday 9th October. First come, first serve so be quick to get yours if you need one.

Big Bang Event
Just a reminder of the Big Bang event for children in Squirrels and Badgers. This takes place on Wednesday 17th October and we will be transporting the children to Furness College by coach and asking for them to be collected at 3:30pm by parents. Because Mr Procter and Mrs Elliott will both be at the event, neither STEM or Hockey Club will take place that evening. However, Year 3 children who would have been in the Hockey Club are welcome to join Free Choice club instead. If you have a younger child in school then please feel free to collect them from 3pm if you need to be at Furness College to collect at 3:30pm. Thank you for your support.

Reception 2019 Places
Any parents of children who will be starting Reception in 2019 will need to complete applications forms by 15th January 2019. This is done online at www.cumbria.gov.uk/schooladmissions . If you have a child this age (or know someone who does) then we are open for visits anytime. Unlike some schools, we do not hold a specific open day as we prefer to show our prospective parents around individually so they can ask all the questions they need and get a feel for the school and see what it is like on any given day.

Diary Dates
These are useful dates for your diary that will be added to each week. More information about each event will be provided nearer the time.

Date Event
12-10-18 Harvest presentation, Lindal Church, 1:30pm
16-10-18 Harvest Afternoon Tea for grandparents, 1:30pm
17-10-18 Big Bang event, Furness College, 1:30pm – Class 3 & Class 4
19-10-18 Class 1 – village walk, 9am
19-10-18 Finish for half term break

29-10-18 Return to school
29-10-18 Parents’ Evening
30-10-18 Parents’ Evening

School Council
Our School Council representatives have been elected for this academic year and we have a fantastic group of children who will be working with myself and Mr Procter to improve different areas of school. Their first task is to promote recycling and looking after our school environment and there has been some great work done on this already this term. I am also looking forward to involving the children in a project to install a climbing frame in the school garden by Playdale. This is a project funded by The Friends and we are very excited to use their fundraising to further improve our outdoor space.

Friends of LAMPS
Mrs Brettle has been busy organizing another Bingo Night that will take place at Buccleuch Hall this evening. The money raised tonight will be donated to Rainbows and Brownies which many of our children attend so please do show your support. There will be a Prize Bingo Night for LAMPS next month and this promises to be a fantastic event so tickets are being sold and I am sure they will sell quickly!

Mrs Smith has begun organizing the Christmas raffle and has been approaching businesses to donate a prize. If you know of any business or organization that would be willing to donate, or are able to donate a prize yourself then please let us know. The Christmas raffle is an excellent fundraiser and we always utilize the funding received on improving the provision and experiences for all children.

Christmas Pantomine
We will be taking the whole school to the Forum 28 again this year to watch Snow White so please bear this in mind before you book tickets yourself. The trip is heavily subsidized by Friends which we are very grateful for.

Reading Raffle
It was fantastic to see almost all children entered into the reading raffle this week and nearly all that weren’t only missed out due to not having signatures in their book or only three entries instead of four. Regular reading has a very positive impact on a child’s progress so I am really pleased that the majority of our pupils are so well supported at home. Thank you.

Homework – Class 3 and Class 4
I would like to say a massive well done to our top classes this week. Mr Procter set them a task which involved designing a plaque written using the Ancient Greek alphabet. The standard of homework brought in was amazing! We had wooden plaques, some made from clay and even some from slate. There were letters designed with Hama beads, buttons and some were beautifully drawn and coloured. The effort given to this work was wonderful and our pupils showed them off very proudly in assembly this morning. We have posted some pictures on our website for you to see.

Diary Dates
These are useful dates for your diary that will be added to each week. More information about each event will be provided nearer the time.

03-10-18 Jester 4 Jesus assembly
12-10-18 Harvest presentation, Lindal Church, 1:30pm
16-10-18 Harvest Afternoon Tea for grandparents, 1:30pm
17-10-18 Big Bang event, Furness College, 1:30pm – Class 3 & Class 4
19-10-18 Finish for half term break
29-10-18 Return to school
29-10-18 Parents’ Evening
30-10-18 Parents’ Evening